LIMITED EDITION OF 50 / 14 hand pulled PHOTOGRAVURE PRINTS
How to Create a Beautiful Picture 6: Tights in Shimotakaido, 1987/2013
How to Create a Beautiful Picture 3: Tiles of Aizuwakamatsu, 1987/2013
Both series were featured in SHASHIN JIDAI in 1987.
Photographed in 1986.
The SHASHIN JIDAI Magazine (1981-1988) and Erotic Trends after the early 1980’s: Trends led by erotic photo magazines after major political themes during the 1960s-1970s have been seemingly lost its way or weakened (that is, in the years of indifference and decadence: SHIRAKE NO JIDAI). Series of The SHASHIN JIDAI Magazine (1981.07 - 1988.04, Byakuya Shobo) by chief editor Akira SUEI and regular entries by Nobuyoshi ARAKI, Daido MORIYAMA, et al was the most famous and influencing one (First volume sold 140,000 copies, at its peak nearly 300,000 copies). Many young photographers were called to take part in these magazines. Early works had sociological viewpoints to watch human sexual-social behaviors changing quickly from time to time, but gradually overwhelmed by publishers’ sales demands and readers’ further curiosity and stronger requirements to see something more aggressive, fact-based documentary works or reportage gradually decreased and replaced more by staged fictions or pornography on the edge of legal/illegal borders.
Hachiro HAMADA: One of the regular participants in SHASHIN JIDAI magazine. An ex-editor for a political magazine GENDAI NO ME and a colleague with Takuma NAKAHIRA. Hamada also edited a new quarterly magazine, titled SHASHIN JIDAI 21 (1984.01- 1984.11, total four volumes), a developing form of monthly SHASHIN-JIDAI. Hamada died young on 1996.12.03 for liver disease caused by alcoholic addiction and loss of memories that followed. Project committee for the publication of late Hamada’s photographic workwas formed during 1996-1997, including such members as SUEI, MORIYAMA, Kazuo NISHII, Kohji ONAKA, et al ( According to SHASHIN-JIDAI NO JIDAI by Kotaro IIZAWA, 2002, Hakusuisha).
Little Big Man books is proud to announce a limited release by Moriyama Daido, a strictly limited case bound edition of 14 hand etched copper plate photogravure prints, signed and numbered by the artist. The edition was created in collaboration with Smith Andersen North.